03/22/18 4:30pm
BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Joshua Green, right,  during the New York State Winter Track Championships Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.

BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Joshua Green, right, during the New York State Winter Track Championships Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.

Three of Shelter Island’s most accomplished student track stars came to Monday night’s Board of Education meeting to thank their coaches, administration and school board members for supporting a program they said has been one of the best experiences of their educational careers. (more…)

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01/08/18 12:06pm
ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Francesca Frasco handing off the baton to Lindsey Gallagher en route to a first place finish in the 4 x 200 meter relay at Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus.

ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Francesca Frasco handing off the baton to Lindsey Gallagher en route to a first place finish in the 4 x 200 meter relay at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus.

This past week Mother Nature certainly put the “winter” in winter track.

In Shelter Island School’s second season offering varsity boys and girls winter track, we currently have a roster of 17 athletes. Since the season began in early December we’ve been battling cold weather. We actually look forward to those days where it “warms up” to freezing. (more…)

11/16/17 4:30pm
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

Thinking about young people, it’s hard not to conclude that they’re materialistic, in love with luxury, have atrocious manners, no respect for others and are obsessed with chatter via texting. (more…)

09/20/17 8:00am
JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO The school district’s new business leader, Idowu K. Ogundipe, was officially hired at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Mr. Ogundipe, who begins work here on October 4, is an account for the Uniondale Public Schools.

JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO The school district’s new business leader, Idowu K. Ogundipe, was officially hired at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Mr. Ogundipe, who begins work here on October 4, is an account for the Uniondale Public Schools.

Christine Finn had just been sworn in as the Island’s new superintendent at the Board of Education meeting Monday night when she accepted an award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association naming Shelter Island as a “School of Distinction,” prompting her to joke “this is the only ahtletic award I will ever have.” (more…)

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12/31/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Shelter Island School boys and girls cross county teams. Back row, from left, Coach Bryan Gallagher, Chanin Inturam, Joshua Green, Will Garrison, Kal Lewis, Jack Kimmelmann, Michael Payano, Liam Adipietro, Jonas Kinsey, Darien Hunter, Coach Bryan Knipfing, Jason Green and Coach Toby Green. Front row, Olivia Yeaman, Lily Garrison, Francesca Frasco, Emma Gallagher, team mascot Chase, Lindsay Gallagher, Caitlin Binder, Lauren Gurney, Justine Karen and Elizabeth Cummings. Not pictured, Tyler Gulluscio, Jack Lang and Walter Richards.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Shelter Island School boys and girls cross county teams. Back row, from left, Coach Bryan Gallagher, Chanin Inturam, Joshua Green, Will Garrison, Kal Lewis, Jack Kimmelmann, Michael Payano, Liam Adipietro, Jonas Kinsey, Darien Hunter, Coach Bryan Knipfing, Jason Green and Coach Toby Green. Front row, Olivia Yeaman, Lily Garrison, Francesca Frasco, Emma Gallagher, team mascot Chase, Lindsay Gallagher, Caitlin Binder, Lauren Gurney, Justine Karen and Elizabeth Cummings. Not pictured, Tyler Gulluscio, Jack Lang and Walter Richards.

Shelter Island’s boys cross country team placed seventh and the girls placed ninth in the 2015 New York State Public High School Athletic Association State Championships.

The boys and girls teams made it to the state competition by winning the Class D county championships — sporting a perfect record in league races this year. (more…)